Rev. Earl C. Muller, S.J.
Resident Scholar; Spiritual Director; Professor of Dogmatic Theology
Rev. Earl C. Muller, S.J., born 1947, entrance into the Society of Jesus, 1965, B.S. in Physics and Philosophy, Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL, 1971; M.Div. Regis College, Toronto, Ont., 1977; ordained to priesthood, 1977; Ph.D. in Religious Studies (published dissertation: Trinity and Marriage in Paul), Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 1987. Assignments: instructor in science and mathematics, Tampa Jesuit High School (1971–74); theology faculty, Spring Hill College (1983–86); theology faculty, Marquette University (1987–95); theology faculty, Gregorian University (1995–98); theology faculty/spiritual director, Sacred Heart Major Seminary (1999–2013; Bishop Kevin M. Britt Chair in Dogmatic Theology—Christology 2004–2013); spiritual director/theology faculty, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary (2013–2016); spiritual director/scholar in residence, Notre Dame Seminary (2017–present). Co-organizer for two national conferences on Augustine and on Theological Education in the Catholic Tradition and co-editor of the published works which followed; the author of a number of other articles, translations, book reviews. In addition to these more academic activities I have over the years also lead retreats, given parish talks, helped run a Confirmation program, critiqued manuscripts (once for then Bishop Francis George). I have also been, off and on, very active in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, leading prayer groups in the late 1960s and early 1970s. More recently I have participated in Renewal Ministries (Ann Arbor, Michigan) mission teams to Tanzania, some eight times since 2006, primarily charged with conducting mini-retreats for priests and other talks given at workshops and rallies. Most recently I was one of the featured speakers at the Catholic Renewal Center Spring Conference at the Cardinal Rigali Center, March 11–12, 2016 on the theme of “Mercy Falls, Mission Calls.” In October of 2017 I became the Secretary/Treasurer for the Federation of Seminary Spiritual Directors.
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